Taking another important step towards Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision of "Atmanirbhar Bharat", Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah will launch the portal for registration, purchase and payment of tur producing farmers of India in New Delhi tomorrow. He will also address the national symposium organized on self-reliance in pulses.
This farmer-centric initiative aims to empower tur dal producers with better prices through procurement, streamlined processes and direct bank transfers by NAFED and NCCF, thereby boosting domestic pulses production and reducing import dependence. Under this, the buffer stock of pulses will be purchased from the farmers registered on the portals of NAFED and NCCF as per the guidelines of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India and MSP or market price, whichever is higher, will be paid to the farmers.
The process of registration, purchase and payment on the portal will be available on a single medium. Portal registration of farmers can be done directly or through PACS and FPO. The payment to the farmers will be made by NAFED directly into their mapped bank account and no agency will be involved in between. The entire process is farmer centric in which farmers themselves can track the activities from registration to payment.
This initiative complements the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” campaign. The portal will streamline the entire process for tur dal growers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka and Jharkhand, simplifying the registration, procurement and payment processes. It aims to reduce dependence on imports by purchasing 80% of the buffer stock directly from farmers. This will not only secure food production but will also ensure the future food security of the nation. The multilingual electronic portal https://esamridhi.in will connect farmers, NAFED and concerned government departments, streamlining processes for better accessibility.
The launch of the Tur Dal Procurement Portal will symbolize the government's comprehensive vision of a new green revolution that will include pulses and oilseeds along with traditional crops like wheat and rice. This will be beneficial for Indian agriculture and the bright future of millions of farmers towards self-reliance in all food categories.